Sunday, January 11, 2009

A New Adventure Every Day!

Dear Kindergarten Families~

This is our new BLOG, a way of communicating on-line. I love being able to use new tools to create a wider variety of innovation! The photos above are of ~Curly the Clown,~ who came to our Kindergarten classroom to celebrate a ~Magical~ Merry Christmas! As you can see from the photos, it was a wonderful time, and the children loved it!

The children were so excited to be back in school last week, and they amazed me at how much they have grown! I know a couple of weeks does not seem like a long time, but truly, I have seen so much social growth in each and every one of them:) I am sad to say that two(2)of our students moved over the Christmas holiday, but we gained two(2) new students as well! The children are very helpful to our new children, helping them with polite manners, and being very caring to them!

As for our studies, we will contine working on the letter of the week through the second week of April. The letters for January are: I, J, D, and Q. We are also going to start doing science experiments starting next week! As for Mathematics, we will focus on writing our numbers, working with sets, and start adding some single-digit numbers. Our letter of the week is J, and we will be working with the sound of the letter Jj, making many things with gingerbread! Ms. Weatherly will be here for Art Class on Wednesday, and we will be drawing or painting Gingerbread Cookies, and as for cooking this week, we will be decorating Gingerbread cookies!

I want to THANK YOU for helping children with their homework, and making sure it is handed in every Monday. Homework is so important because it is repetitous of what we have learned, and it gives you the opportunity to see these skills, and how your children understands them. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

We would love to go on a field trip, so if anyone has any great ideas, please let me know:) Please feel free to post to this BLOG! I would love to see your thoughts and ideas!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Bachman

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A NEW ADVENTURE EVERY DAY~


Kindergarten is the foundation of education! There are so many things that these little people have to learn, it is amazing how well they adapt and how much they learn! I truly believe that children learn from being engaged, and it is so important to make learning fun! It is my hope to create this blog so that we can share our ideas, philosophies, photos, stories, etc., to promote a learning environment of positive productivity. We welcome all positive comments, etc., to help enrich our classroom of learning!

The photo above shows one of our kindergarten students, and his Mom, after she had voluteered to cook up the BEST BANANA BAGELS for ~Cooking with the Alphabet.~ Each Wednesday, a parent volunteer comes to the classroom to cook with the children, and focuses on the letter of the week. This innovative learning tool is not only lots of fun, but children are engaged in science, social studies, and literature, all in the same hour! This has proved to be very effective, and the children look forward to it every week!